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Indaver starts up new P+MD sorting plant in Belgium


At the end of 2020, the Belgian waste management group Indaver was able to commission a new sorting plant for packaging waste. Using state-of-the-art technology, the plant enables sorting of around 60,000 t/a into 14 different fractions, thus serving the increasing requirements of the system operator. In the course of the expansion of the Belgian collection system, the construction of a total of three new plants in Belgium is planned.




HTP was commissioned with the concept development and accompanied the project throughout all service rendering phases.


Source: Indaver


Nehlsen and PreZero start up new sorting plant for packaging waste in Bremen

Sorting plant from Nehlsen and PreZero in Bremen
Sorting plant from Nehlsen and PreZero in Bremen


On January 4, 2021, the new sorting plant was put into operation after a successfully completed test phase. The plant processes light packaging waste from Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony and has a capacity of around 150,000 t/a.




Using state-of-the-art technology, the plant implements requirements of the Dual Systems and the Packaging Act. HTP was entrusted with the concept development and accompanied the project through all service rendering phases.



Source: EUWID | Recycling und Entsorgung

Straightening crown for sorting plant for light packaging

Photo: Michael Ihle/ Nehlsen AG
Photo: Michael Ihle/ Nehlsen AG

With the new sorting plant for light packaging from Sortierkontor Nord GmbH & Co. KG, one of the most modern facilities of this type will be built at the headquarters of Nehlsen AG in Wilhelm-Karmann-Straße.


After successfully completing the shell construction phase, the joint venture of the environmental services provider PreZero and the recycling specialist Nehlsen set the final crown on May 20 in accordance with old custom. As early as January 2021, packaging from the yellow sack or yellow bin, such as plastic, aluminium, tinplate or composite materials such as beverage cartons, will be processed in the sorting plant for a further life cycle.


Up to 150,000 tons of light packaging can be processed per year. The recovered materials are used as new raw material after a further processing step. Sortierkontor Nord is investing around 40 million euros in the construction and commissioning of the facility and creating around 60 new jobs.


"With this highly modern plant, we are taking an important step towards sustainable environmental and resource protection. This puts us in a position to significantly increase sorting and recycling rates and return more raw materials back into the material cycle," says Stephan Garvs, CEO of PreZero Wertstoffmanagement. Oliver Groß, CEO of Nehlsen AG, adds: "Furthermore, with this investment we are also setting economic standards in the region, expanding our portfolio and offering environmentally friendly and efficient solutions for the treatment of lightweight packaging.

Stadtreinigung Hamburg - SRH

The local authority waste management service - Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH) - is planning the construction and operation of the Center for Resources and Energy (ZRE) at the site of the former waste incineration plant Stellinger Moor.

The ZRE shall consist of five plant sections which treat different waste streams and feed them into a material and energy recovery.


The investment needs are currently estimated at 200 million euros; the realisation is expected to take until 2023.


As general contractor a consortium consisting of the following partners

  • environmental technology & engineers GmbH, Hannover
  • CONVIS Construction & Environment Engineering Services, Berlin
  • Iba Engineering Office for Waste Management and Energy Technology GmbH, Hannover
  • SEEGER ENGINEERING GMBH, Hessian Lichtenau
  • HTP GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen

was commissioned. 


The companies Meinhardt and Lobbe awarded HTP the contract for the development and planning of a new large-scale industrial plant for lightweight packaging (LVP) sorting at the Gernsheim / Südhessen location. The process developed by HTP will make it possible for the first time to present the quotas of the new German Packaging Law (VerpackG). The plant will have a pilot function for the next plant generation. Completion of the facility is due at the end of 2018.